[maemo-community] [Council] First community issue

From: Ryan Abel rabelg5 at gmail.com
Date: Wed Sep 24 03:07:33 EEST 2008
On Sep 23, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Andrew Flegg wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 4:01 PM, Ryan Abel <rabelg5 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, and as usual, Nokia decided to nullify most of the
>> beneficial side-effects by making things more complicated than they
>> needed to be. For whatever reason, they've decided to give each  
>> update
>> its own update repository (diablo/, diablo-1/, etc.).
> Presumably, this is the cause of me not being able to reinstall
> osso-software-version-rx44, or microb-engine, after a slightly broken
> "upgrade" at the Maemo booth?


>> So, council members, if this sounds like a reasonable issue to you,
>> think you can hunt down the Maemo release team while your there and
>> see what sort of a compromise can be reached. :)
> We discussed this, and a few other things at the summit. Here's a list
> of various goals, aims, projects and tasks that were mentioned or
> suggested by community members (within my earshot):
>    * Hold root account details for maemo.org.


>    * Review election process & electorate requirements.

Fine by me, but they should be aware it wont matter anyway since there  
wont _be_ anymore elections. :D

>    * maemo.org communication guidelines (e.g. logo colours,
>      presentation templates etc.)

Did anybody happen to get in touch with anyone from Nokia legal about  
the new trademark guidelines, disclaimers and such for maemo.org?

>    * Reduce Quim's workload by an hour per week/month.

Time mentioned this one to me on IRC, does he have any suggested areas  
to start with?

>    * Define a Council "code of conduct".

Elaborate? I'm not really sure what that would entail.

>    * Start process for Maemo Summit 2009 planning.

It'll be somewhere in Texas. OK, location picked. ;)

>    * Help with Maemo Community budgetary requirements.

We have a budget? O_o

> Some of these are aspirational, others more concrete. I think the
> feeling during the summit was that the first item above (and the cause
> of the thread) may be a little too big to start with for three
> reasons: let's see what Nokia do with the /next/ SSU; let's get our
> own house in order first and let's pick up the easier ones first.

Well, I figured all of the right people to prod would be at the  
Summit, so there was some urgency to bug them about it while they were  
handy (as opposed to when they're, seemingly, mostly impossible to get  
to otherwise). Apparently there was no progress on the issue there,  
then? In that case, the priority is severely reduced.

Waiting to see what they do with the next one is all well and good,  
but I'd rather not go through another round of them doing it _wrong_  
if it can be avoided, myself. :)

Anyway, whatever. We'll clean up the procedure and infrastructure  
stuff before moving on to other things, then.

Ryan Abel
Maemo Community Council chair

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